Questions about Boot Camp, a utility included with Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion (10.5, 10.6, 10.7) operating systems that assists users in installing other operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers.

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How long should Boot Camp formatting selecting drive take?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 using Boot Camp Assistant. Now the boot camp is on task "Formatting the selected drive" and it has been going on three hours and it is not even on the half way. How ...
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Retina Macbook Pro BootCamp vs Parallells Performance

I'm thinking of getting rid of my old gaming PC and just bootcamping / virtualizing on my Retina Macbook Pro. I've tried using a VM (VMWare Fusion) and the performance there was pretty awful, has ...
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Any Issues Using Non-HFS+ As Data Partition?

Boot Camping with a 3rd partition (I know it's non-standard) for data sharing/ease of reinstallations, and possibly to keep applications too… Options are exFAT or NTFS-3G. I went with exFAT originally ...
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Formatted a Bootcamped drive as a dynamic disk, now can't boot to either Mac or Windows

I was trying to create an extra partition to get a file from the Windows side of my Macbook Air to the Mac side, and I accidentally made the disk dynamic without realizing it. I am now unable to boot ...
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Installing Windows XP into Boot Camp under Lion

I've been attempting to install Windows XP using Boot Camp with Lion 10.7.4 following the procedure in Pogue's missing manual for Lion. I have partitioned my internal HD using Disk Utility and ...
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Any difference from Apple instructions when installing Bootcamp to dual-drive iMacs?

Apple's Bootcamp instructions make no mention of how to proceed with a dual-drive iMac. Are there any differences in formatting/installation procedures involving either or both of the drives? I am new ...
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Can Macintosh HD partition be resized while a BOOTCAMP partition resides on the same physical volume?

I have a HFS-partiion, a bootcamp partition and 100GB free unpartitioned space "in between". How can I resize my Mac partition to use it? All resizing controls seem to be disabled, here's the ...
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Getting Bluetooth to Work After Moving Boot Camp Partition to New Mac

I had a Boot Camp partition with Windows 7 on my 2008-era MacBook Pro, and everything worked fine. I have a new MacBook Pro. I partitioned it using the Boot Camp Assistant, and then I copied my old ...
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Restart in Windows without changing startup disk or having to use administrator password?

My 6-year old kid uses the family iMac for his Kodu-projects, which require Windows. He wants the real deal with Boot Camp and won't accept any virtualization :) The problem: I want the OS X-disk to ...
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Install Linux Mint on a dual-drive MacBook Pro with Windows and OS X

I have a Macbook Pro 13 mid-2012. It was shipped with a 500GB HDD, to which I added an additional SSD drive (128GB). After installing my SSD in a caddy, thus replacing the optical drive, I installed a ...
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2011 Mac Mini boot camp problems

I Have a 2011 Mac mini and I installed Windows 7 using Bootcamp. All the drivers are working fine, except the sound and the bluetooth. Since my internet connection is really lousy, I don't want to ...
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Windows will not boot to my boot camp partition on a DIY fusion drive - gives “No bootable device found” error

I have a MacBookPro 9,1 (mid-2012, non-retina) running OS X 10.8.2. Here is what I have done to my system: Installed Windows 7 x64 Pro to a boot camp partition; installed all windows updates. Using ...
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MacBook Pro Retina running Bootcamp with 2 external 27" monitors

I am wanting to buy a MacBook Pro Retina but am currently really nervous about doing so. I've read that everything seems to run well on the Retina and is usable as long as you have the latest graphics ...
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Use Boot Camp drivers from DVD or download?

I have an iMac mid-2010. It came with Snow Leopard when I bought it. Now, I'd like to install Windows 7 64-bit on my iMac. Should I install the Boot Camp drivers from the DVDs that came with my ...
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Time Machine stuck on “Preparing backup” whenever returning from Boot Camp to OS X

I have Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. Whenever I go into Windows 7 and then go back to OS X Lion, and then run a Time Machine backup, Time Machine is stuck on the "Preparing Backup" stage for a ...
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Games on windows 8 in bootcamp lag even on lowest graphics

I've been playing Crysis 2 and Skyrim on my Retina MacBookPro (10,1) for months now. The two games used to run super smoothly even on nearly maxed out settings. This laptop has an Nvidia GeForce GT ...
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Avoid restarting macbook pro with bootcamp

Is there a way to use bootcamp to switch between Windows and OSX without restarting the laptop. I don't really want to buy any virtual software like VMWare or Parallels.
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How to change boot camp partition if is set?

I had a mistake in windows 7 in my mac. I want to change the size of the partition of my hard drive to my windows 7. I know how to use boot camp but how do I change the windows 7 partition? I don't ...
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Sleep and Hibernate Disabled (Greyed Out) in Boot Camp 4.0 on 2012 MBA

Just installed Windows 7 and Boot Camp 4.0 on a brand new 2012 MacBook Air and I'm having display issues where the screen will go dark (but still backlit) and won't turn back on. You can hear the ...
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Prevent BootCamp partition from automatically mounting

I don't want my BootCamp partitions automatically mounted on boot. For the main windows partition this can be accomplished by putting the UUID into fstab. # /etc/fstab # ...
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Backing up a Boot Camp partition

I see in the Time Machine options that my Boot Camp partition is excluded. I haven't even tried to remove it from the list of exceptions since I have read that Time Machine will not work with NTFS ...
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Restoring Win7 image to new bigger partition in Mac OS Mountain Lion

I had 80% of my HDD for Mac and 20% for win7... I needed more space on Win7 so I did the following: Created disk image of Windows partition, using Mac's Disk Utility Used Boot Camp Assistant to ...
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How to image and deploy a Bootcamp setup?

We are rolling out iMac's and MacBook Pro's throughout the business and are setting them up with Boot Camp and an option to boot into Windows 7. Essentially the partition is just split down the ...
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Upgrading Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion and preserving Bootcamp partition

I have a 2010 MacPro running SL with a bootcamp partition (on the same bootdrive) containing a Windows 7 x64 installation which I use for work. I was about to upgrade the Mac to Mountain Lion but I'm ...
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Restore from Time Machine after installing Bootcamp

Can I setup Time Machine to backup my Mac and then install Bootcamp? Then after installing Bootcamp, can I go back to that restore point so Bootcamp will be gone?
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Charge an iPad on MacBook running Win7

There are half a dozen questions here why the iPad doesn't charge (or displays this at least) on most Windows machines. I have one more to add. Of course my iPad (1st gen) does charge on my MacBook ...
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How do I split a Bootcamp Partition on a second drive?

I have a Mac Mini Server 2011, which has 2 Hard disks of 750GB each. I want to install Windows 7 on the second disk, but i want to split this disk on two partitions: One of 450 GB for Windows and one ...
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Error “/dev/disk04 could not be mounted” when using NTFS-3G

I use NTFS-3G in order to let myself read and write to my external hard drive in the correct format. My Mac is also bootcamped with Windows 7 on the other side. Every time I startup my Mac I get an ...
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Where can I buy a digital version of Windows 7 for Boot Camp?

I'm going to attempt to install Windows 7 via Bootcamp on my new Retina Macbook Pro. Since it's lacking an optical drive, every tutorial / walkthrough that I find says I need an ISO version of ...
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Win 7 in Boot Camp: Drivers will not install from snow leopard cd

I have a early 2011 Macbook Pro (8,1). I am loading Windows 7 with Boot Camp, but cannot get any of the drivers to install. (ethernet, video, etc) I have tried both the Snow Leopard cd, and ...
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Windows drivers for MacBookPro 5,1

I'm trying to install windows 2k8 R2 on an old MacBook Pro (5,1). Thats the first unibody macbook with core2duo. The harddrive did crash so I don't have any option to use bootcamp to retrieve my ...
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how do I turn free space into a useable partition?

I have read a few answers to this sort of question already, but don't know how to do it. I had some problems with my partitioning, it seems the operating system has been somehow installed on bootcamp, ...
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How fast does a BootCamp installation wake up from sleep?

Currently I can't test this myself so maybe somebody could tell me based on their experiences. If you have installed BootCamp on your MacBook, how fast is it ready for usage when you open the lid? Is ...
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How to safely and successfully use Bootcamp?

I am currently running Parallels 7 to use windows applications, however, games do not run efficiently and I heard Bootcamp is better for gaming. I tried installing bootcamp but soon enough I ran into ...
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Why does Ctrl+Alt+Backspace work to log in to Windows on MacBook Pro?

I have Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp on my 2011 MacBook Pro. I have configured Windows to require a Ctrl+Alt+Del to log in. This is supposed to prevent malware from putting up a fake login ...
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Cannot change startup disk

I have my OS X 10.8.2 system with bootcamp, with Windows 7 on the other partition. However, when I try to set the startup disk in System Preferences, I get the error The bless tool was unable to ...
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Should I install new drivers on Bootcamp?

I installed Windows on my Mac and Bootcamp installed NVidia Control Panel. Today I received a notification in the Control Panel about a new driver. Should I install it or should I wait for drivers ...
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Booting Windows 7 in Boot Camp shows a black screen with a blinking cursor

I am trying to restore a DMG image of a Windows 7 Boot Camp partition back to Boot Camp. (I know that I should have used Winclone, but I didn't have that option because the drive was already dying and ...
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27" Cinema Display Windows Drivers

I just built a new windows 8 PC with a GA-Z77X-UP4 TH motherboard so I could have a Thunderbolt port for my Apple LED Cinema Display 27" . Unfortunately, the display isn't working. I have read that it ...
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MBPr: Installing Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64bit Iso-Image on USB drive

A newly unpacked MBPr shall run W7. I have partitioned the SSD 50/50 with disk utility. One OSX partition, one MS-DOS FAT32. When I reboot and select the USB stick to install, I get a black screen ...
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Bootcamp touchpad drivers fail to install on Windows 8 RTM

I've just upgraded my bootcamp partition from Windows 7 to Windows 8 RTM on a MacBook Air (2011 Core i7) and have been utterly and entirely unable to get the touchpad to work. Things I've tried: ...
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Setting up rEFIt-based tripple boot system on a Mac with a pre-existing Boot Camp installation

What I have right now is an iMac running Mountain Lion with a Boot Camp partition running Windows 7. I have a vanilla Boot Camp setup with no quirky bells and whistles on the side. What I want is to ...
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MBP 2011 - BootCamp - Samsung SSD Drive - Windows install fails

I have a MBP 2011 Version. I used to have Windows 7 installed on the 500gig native drive via Bootcamp and everything was fine. I recently bought a Samsung 830 256gig SSD (latest firmware). I used ...
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VM software that can boot to Windows partition created by Boot Camp

Does anybody know if any VM software can boot Windows from the other partitions on the internal HDD? Here is what mine looks like: HDD OS X partition Windows Boot Camp partition Objective: ...
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How can I boot to Windows on my Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro that I installed Windows 8 on via Boot Camp. I've managed to boot to it, before, but since then I've made two new partitions on the disk, and I'm afraid it's messed things up ...
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How to load windows 7 directly (without Boot camp) in a Mac Mini with intel processor whose Hard disk crashed and so is replaced?

The hard disk of my Mac mini with 2 GHz intel processor and 4 GB RAM crashed and so I have replaced the Hard disk. How to load Windows 7 without loading Boot camp? Windows 7 original DVD is not able ...
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Install Windows 7 on MacBook Pro via USB?

I've read many posts here and on other forums about installing Windows 7 from a USB stick, and I really don't want to start messing about with the VM Ware Fusion or Parallels options. Last resort ...
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Why doesn't Windows 7 boot with BootCamp?

I installed Windows 7 (from MSDNAA) with BootCamp on my MBP (late 2008). After using the BootCamp utility on OSX I restarted the computer and the installation of Win7 began. This first time, there ...
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Restoring Mac (with bootcamp) to factory settings

I am interested in restoring my Mac (i.e. wiping the OS X portion of my harddrive back to factory settings). However, I also have Windows 7 installed (via bootcamp) on my Mac (using 60GB of my hard ...
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Brightness on bootcamp is totally off

So i have a MBP retina 15" that has a Windows 7 Bootcamp partition. The other day I noticed my screen was a little dirty so I took the screen brightness all the way down (fn+ f1) and did this while ...